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  • MN Freedom Fighters Form A Community Safety Net

    July 12, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – An armed security force, the MN Freedom Fighters, are now a regular sight providing security at protests and patrolling Broadway Avenue. It started via a call out for a community patrol group for the Northside from Minneapolis NAACP’s President, Leslie Redmond, a…...
  • George Floyd Uprising in Minneapolis–Saint Paul — The First Two Weeks

    June 14, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Waves of rage tore through the Twin Cities community after a video of Minneapolis police officers mercilessly killing George Floyd went viral. Fires were lit across the world as a new movement spread rapidly with the goal of dismantling the police and…...
  • Denver Police Served Temporary Restraining Order Amid Nationwide Protest Repression

    June 11, 2020
    Denver, CO – Late in the evening on June 5, 2020, Federal District Judge R. Brooke Jackson (PDF) ruled against the city and county of Denver in a class-action lawsuit filed on June 4. A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) was put into place applying to…...
  • Nine Council Members Vow to Disband Minneapolis Police

    June 10, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – In an historic meeting on June 7, 2020, local elected officials promised to dismantle the scandal-ridden Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). Time will tell whether this promise will actually be implemented, or if it was simply convenient political posturing during a popular uprising.…...
  • Rally and March to Defund MPD after George Floyd: Day 12

    June 6, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot covered a march demanding the Minneapolis Police Department is defunded and disbanded. Thousands attended this action led by Black youth – now the 12th straight day of protests and actions in the city after George Floyd was murdered by police.…...
  • George Floyd Memorial Service in Minneapolis

    June 4, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Unicorn Riot is covering the memorial for George Floyd at North Central University in Elliot Park, Minneapolis. Floyd died 10 days ago after an apprehension by four now-fired MPD officers in South Minneapolis. Watch our live feed from downtown Minneapolis: All four…...
  • Action at WCCO to End Media Bias Against Victims of Police Violence: Day 9

    June 3, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Protesters gathered outside WCCO, where Bob Kroll’s wife Liz Collins works. Kroll is the president of the Minneapolis Police Federation with a checkered past. Day 9 of Minneapolis protests for George Floyd.…...
  • Owner Assaulted by Troopers While Protecting His Business

    June 2, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis business owner Louis Hunter was standing in front of his business Saturday night when State Troopers assaulted him and our team in efforts to enforce a city wide curfew. The 8 p.m. curfew was issued Friday evening following days of protests…...
  • Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 7

    June 1, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Extended protests have continued in the Twin Cities and a vigil site has become ensconced in the intersection around the where a black man named George Floyd brutally lost his life to a now-former Minneapolis police officer. The Twin Cities is still…...
  • New Footage Reveals Moments Before George Floyd’s Death

    May 30, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – While unprecedented protests erupt across the nation, new surveillance footage has surfaced online of the moments before the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old unarmed African American man was accused of forgery before he was killed by Minneapolis Police Officers on May…...